John C. Lynch

Partner

Virginia Beach
Washington, D.C.
Business Phone: 757.687.7765
Business Fax: 757.687.1504

john.lynch@troutmansanders.com

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John Lynch is a trial lawyer with a national litigation practice. John leads a team of Financial Services Litigation attorneys representing financial institutions, mortgage companies, auto finance companies, loan servicers, and debt buyers/collection companies in class action and individual cases. He also represents companies and executives in intellectual property and commercial cases, involving patent and trademark matters, shareholder/partner disputes, construction, commercial contracts, and real estate.

Representative Matters

Consumer Class Defense Experience

FCRA: Fair Credit Reporting Act

  • Mix v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Case No. 2:15cv01102 (U.S.D.C. Az., 2015)
  • Farrin v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:15cv145 (D.N.H. 2015).
  • Lull v. CEVA Freight, LLC, No. 2:15cv4045 (W.D. Mo. 2015).
  • Hopfinger v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., No. 2:15cv4147 (W.D. Mo. 2015).
  • Rodriguez v. CBC Innovis, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:14cv1140 (E.D. Va. 2014)
  • Horton v. Waffle House, Inc., No. 1:14cv283 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Costa v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., No. 3:14cv731 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Jones, et al. v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC , No. 4:14cv273 (S.D. Iowa 2014).
  • Turnage, et al. v. Clarity Services, Inc. , No. 3:14cv760 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Vandervort v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC , No. 2:14cv4014 (W.D. Mo. 2014) (individual).
  • Boyd v. CEVA Freight, LLC, No. 3:13cv150 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Williams v. Omnisec International Investigations, Inc., No. 3:10cv117 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Wilkes v. Quicken Loans, Inc., No. 2:12cv1353 (S.D.W.V. 2012).
  • Marcum v. Dollar General, No. 3:12cv108 (E.D. Va. 2012).
  • Oliver v. Horizon Indus., Ltd., No. 1:12cv1197 (E.D. Va. 2012).
  • Pitt v. K-Mart Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, No. 3:11cv697 (E.D. Va. 2011).
  • Towles v. B.P. Products North America, Inc., No. 1:09cv722 (N.D. Ill. 2009).
  • Daughtry v. Knowledge Learning Corporation and Kindercare Learning Centers, Inc., No. 3:09cv683 (E.D. Va. 2009).
  • Joyce and Richard Yarish v. Downey Financial Corporation, No. 3:08cv-380 (E.D. Va. 2008).
  • Mason v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., No. 3:06cv484 (E.D. Va. 2006).

TCPA: Telephone Consumer Protection Act

  • Markos v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 1:15cv1156 (N.D. Ga. 2015).
  • Luster v. Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc., No. 1:15cv1058 (N.D. Ga. 2015).
  • Cross v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 1:15cv1270 (N.D. Ga. 2015).
  • Grungale v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:14cv12534 (D. Mass. 2014).
  • Downing v. Papa John's USA, Inc., No. 2:12cv422 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Worsham v. Account Receivables Management, Inc. , No. 11-2390 (4th Cir. 2012) (individual)

FDCPA: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

  • McNamee v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 2:14cv1948 (S.D. Ohio 2014).
  • McChesney v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 14cv4752 (D. Minn. 2014).
  • Arnold v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:14cv543 (S.D. Ala. 2014).
  • Barringer v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., No. 1:14cv828 (S.D. Ohio 2014).
  • Galante v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 13-1939-ELH, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98049 (D. Md. 2014) (individual).
  • Gregory v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 2:13cv6952 (D.N.J. 2013).
  • Kelly v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 3:13cv311 (E.D. Va. 2013).
  • Blake v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 2:12cv4614 (E.D.N.Y. 2012).
  • Deochar v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1:12cv4170 (E.D.N.Y. 2012).
  • Pennington v. Midland Credit Management, Inc. , No. 1:10cv112 (E.D. Va. 2010) (individual).
  • Echehoyen v. GMAC Mortgage LLC et al., No. 10-C-09-003965 (Md. Cir. Ct. Mar. 15, 2010).
  • McCormick v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 640 F. Supp. 2d 795 (S.D.W. Va. 2009).

Mortgage

  • Robinson v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 8:14cv3667 (D. Md. 2014).
  • Burke v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 3:14cv837 (E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Lewis v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, No. 3:13cv26, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11113 (W.D. Va. 2014) (individual).
  • Powell v. The Huntington National Bank, No. 2:13cv32179 (S.D.W. Va. 2013).
  • Alberty v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, No. 09-C-457 (W. Va. Cir. Ct. 2013) (individual).
  • Brown v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., No. 12-C-837 (W. Va. Cir. Ct. 2013) (individual).
  • Alig v. Quicken Loans Inc., No. 5:12cv114 (S.D.W. Va. 2012).
  • Triplett v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 3:11cv238 (S.D.W. Va. 2012).
  • Valrie v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 11-404-CG-N, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154491 (S.D. Ala. 2012).
  • McFarland v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 2:12cv7997 (S.D.W.V. 2012) (individual).
  • Delebreau v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, 680 F.3d 412 (4th Cir. 2012).
  • Watkins v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47834 (S.D.W. Va. 2008).

Regulatory

  • Goodwyn v. Capital One, N.A., et al., Civil Action No. 4:14cv219 (CDL) (M.D. Ga., Columbus Division)
  • Quasebarth v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, Civil Action No. 4:14cv223 (M.D. Ga., Columbus Division)
  • Flatau, et al. v. Sherman Financial Group LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 5:14cv245 (MTT) (M.D. Ga., Macon Division)
  • Kerfoot v. FNF Servicing, Inc. (d/b/a Loan Care Servicing Center, Inc.), Civil Action No. 1:13cv33 (WLS) (M.D. Ga., Albany Division)
  • State of West Virginia v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 12c433 (W. Va. Cir. Ct. 2012) (individual).

Intellectual Property Experience

  • Favorable settlement in patent infringement case during 4th day of jury trial in Newark, New Jersey. ( Smart Trike USA, LLC v. Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co. KG, 2:10cv2063-FSH-PS (D.N.J.)
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. The Little Tikes Co., Inc., 680 F. Supp. 2D 757 (E.D. Va., Jan. 14, 2010) (patent infringement).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Razor USA, LLC, 2010 U.S. District LEXIS 119954 (E.D. Va. Nov. 5, 2010).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Indian Industries, Inc. 592 F. Supp. 2d 880; 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3227 (E.D. Va., 2009) (patent infringement).
  • Rescue Phone, Inc. v. Enforcement Technologies Group, Inc. (E.D. Va. 2007) (patent infringement).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Friendly Toys Corp. (E.D. Va. 2007) (patent infringement).
  • GIV, LLC v. International Business Machines Corp. (E.D. Va. 2007) (represented computer manufacturer in defense of patent infringement claims).
  • Heinz KETTLER GmbH & Co., KG v. Radio Flyer, Inc. (E.D. Va. 2004) (patent and trade dress infringement).
  • Military Circle Mall v. Military Circle Pawn Shop (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 1997) (trademark infringement).

Complex Litigation Experience

  • KETTLER International, Inc. v. Starbucks Corporation, Case No. 2:14cv189 (E.D. Va. 2014)
  • C. Edward Russell, Jr. v. Russell Realty Associates, Case No. CL08-152 (Chesapeake Circuit Court)
  • Johnson v. Washington , 559 F.3d 238; 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 3596 (4th Cir. Feb. 24, 2009) (predatory lending).
  • Global Ampersand LLC v. Crown Engineering and Constr., Inc. (E.D. Ca. 2008) (construction).
  • Station 2 LLC v. Marathon Development Group, et al. (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2006) (trial court dismissed claims against clients).
  • 401 Granby LLC v. Baylor, CH05-2033 (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2005) (real estate).
  • TradeStaff & Co. v. Geissinger (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2004) (injunction ordered in non-compete case).
  • Cromer v. Tradestaff & Co. 2004 WL 1059746 (Richmond Cir. Ct. 2004).
  • Chenault v. Tradestaff & Co. 2004 WL 1059755 (Richmond Cir. Ct. 2004).
  • Amark Corp. v. WAKO Chemicals USA, Inc. (Chesterfield Cir. Ct. 2004) (construction dispute involving large chemical plant).
  • Llobell v. Valley Poultry and Produce, Inc. (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2003) (corporate dissolution).
  • Buenger v. Fluor Daniel, (W.D. Va. 2003) (obtained dismissal for Fluor in construction case).
  • McMillion v. Dryvit Sys, Inc., 262 Va. 463, 552 S.E.2d 364 (2001) (EIFS litigation).
  • Lesner Pointe Condo. Ass’n v Dryvit Sys. (Va. Beach Cir. Ct., 2000) (EIFS litigation).
  • Newco. Inc. v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 31792 (4th Cir. Nov. 12, 1997) (affirming dismissal by the district court of Newco’s complaint for failure to state a claim).

Insurance Experience

  • Mirabile v. Life Co. of N. Am., (E.D. Va. June 12, 2007), aff’d (4th Cir. 2008) (summary judgment for LINA).
  • Moore v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4925 (N.D.W.V. 2007) (summary judgment for LINA).
  • Donnell v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 3073 (4th Cir. 2006) (no discovery in ERISA cases).
  • Willis v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., (W.D. Va. 2005) (granting MetLife’s Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Meador v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am ., (D. Md., Dec. 16, 2005) (summary judgment for LINA).
  • Stanley v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 312 F.Supp.2d 786 (E.D. Va. 2004).
  • Williams v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 250 F. Supp. 2d 641 (E.D. Va. 2003).
  • Clanton v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21655276 (E.D. Va. June 10, 2003) (No discovery in ERISA cases).
  • Burkhart v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21655486 (E.D. Va. June 11, 2003) (discovery in ERISA cases).
  • Martin v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2002 WL 32072618 (2002), aff'd 2003 WL 21008667 (4th Cir. 2003) (summary judgment for MetLife).

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Publications

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Past Board member, Horizons Hampton Roads
  • Chairman, Project Exile Community Support Foundation, 1998-2000

Rankings and Recognition

  • Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite in Civil Litigation (2004-2015) and named “Top 10” in Virginia in 2015.
  • Recipient of Inside Business Magazine's Top Forty Under 40.
  • Selected by Law & Politics as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Business Litigation (2010-2015).
  • Included in the Virginia Top 100 List by Super Lawyers (2013).
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Regulatory Enforcement Litigation (2011-2015).

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Education

  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1994
  • James Madison University, B.S., cum laude, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • 1995 Virginia
  • 1995 Maryland
  • 1994 West Virginia